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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Shreveport man pleads guilty to felony possession of firearms

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Shreveport man pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally possessing two pistols after being convicted of a felony.

Terrell Kellum, 29, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. According to the guilty plea, a member of the public informed law enforcement on November 6, 2015 that an individual was carrying two pistols near the intersection of Linwood and 70th Street in Shreveport. The individual was seen leaving in a vehicle some time later. A Shreveport police officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and searched it. Kellum was found to be in possession of two .380 caliber Lorcin Model L380 pistols. Kellum had been previously convicted of a felony and was not allowed to possess a firearm.

Kellum faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, forfeiture of the seized items and a $10,000 fine. A sentencing date of February 10, 2017 was set.

This investigation and prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a Department of Justice initiative to promote firearm safety and to reduce firearm crimes by preventing the possession and use of firearms by dangerous and persistent felons and others not authorized to possess a firearm.

The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Drucker is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated October 6, 2016